Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mexico instead of Belize, you would:

Health

be 89.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Belize, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Mexico, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 1.4 years longer


In Belize, the average life expectancy is 75 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 19.9% more likely to be obese


In Belize, 24.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.4 times more money


Belize has a GDP per capita of $8,300 as of 2017, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.

be 62.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Belize, 9.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.

be 12.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Belize, 41.0% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2% as of 2014.

Life

have 20.0% fewer children


In Belize, there are approximately 22.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mexico, there are 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 39.7% more likely to have internet access


In Belize, approximately 47.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mexico, about 65.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 33.8% less on education


Belize spends 7.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Mexico spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 24.2 times more coastline


Belize has a total of 386 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.

Mexico: At a glance

Mexico is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 1,943,945 sq km. The site of several advanced Amerindian civilizations - including the Olmec, Toltec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Maya, and Aztec - Mexico was conquered and colonized by Spain in the early 16th century. Administered as the Viceroyalty of New Spain for three centuries, it achieved its independence early in the 19th century. The global financial crisis beginning in late 2008 caused a massive economic downturn the following year, although growth returned quickly in 2010. Ongoing economic and social concerns include low real wages, underemployment for a large segment of the population, inequitable income distribution, and few advancement opportunities for the largely indigenous population in the impoverished southern states. The elections held in 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that an opposition candidate - Vicente FOX of the National Action Party (PAN) - defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was succeeded in 2006 by another PAN candidate Felipe CALDERON, but Enrique PENA NIETO regained the presidency for the PRI in 2012. Since 2007, Mexico's powerful drug-trafficking organizations have engaged in bloody feuding, resulting in tens of thousands of drug-related homicides.

How big is Mexico compared to Belize? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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